20 Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal Travel Guide

Our Lisbon Travel Guide covers what we consider to be the best attractions, food experiences and top things to do in the city. Lisbon is one of our favorite cities in the world and to have an opportunity to revisit again with my parents was an opportunity we jumped at. With only three days to visit Lisbon and show them all of our favorite museums, landmarks, eateries and places to shop we had our work cut out for us. However, we feel our Lisbon City Guide covers the essentials and allows you to feel as though you’re moving around more like a local as opposed to a tourist. Now let’s explore things to do in Lisbon, Portugal!

Lisbon Travel Guide | 20 Best Things to do and Top Attractions in Lisbon, Portugal:

Intro – 00:01
1) Taking the tram in Lisbon #28 (Rede de eléctricos de Lisboa) – 00:53
2) Alfama mirador lookout for views of Lisbon (Miradouro) – 01:08
3) Lisbon street art self guided walking tour – 01:35
4) Saint George Moorish Castle (São Jorge Castle – Castelo de São Jorge) – 02:50
5) Lisbon Cathedral (Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa – Sé de Lisboa) – 04:25
6) Visiting the neighborhood of Belem in Lisbon (Belém bairro) – 04:50
7) Portuguese food in Lisbon eating grilled fish for lunch – 05:04
8) Walk along the Tagus river in Lisbon (Tajo -Tejo) – 05:53
9) Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) – 06:00
10) Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) – 06:18
11) Jerónimos Monastery / Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) – 06:32
12) Eating Portuguese Egg Tarts (Pastéis de nata / Pastel de Belém) – 06:55
13) Walking around the Botanical Gardens (Jardim Botânico) – 07:39
14) Santa Catarina Mirador (Miradouro de Santa Catarina) – 09:45
15) Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Convento da Ordem do Carmo) + Sunday Flea Market (Feira da Ladra) – 10:46
16) Santa Justa Elevator/Lift (Elevador de Santa Justa)
Carmo Lift – 11:34
17) Eating Portuguese pastries and more pastel de nata at Confeitaria Nacional – 12:23
18) Shopping in Lisbon + street performance – 13:46
19) Visiting Rua Augusta Arch (Arco da Rua Augusta) and Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) – 15:28
20) More Pastel de Nata at Manteigaria – 16:21
Outro – 18:03

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Our visit Lisbon travel guide documentary covers some of the top attractions including a food guide to Portuguese cuisine, top sightseeing tourist attractions including visiting churches, monasteries, parks, miradors, quirky neighborhoods, museums and castles. We also cover off-the-beaten-path outdoor activities you won’t find in a typical Lisbon tourism brochure, Lisbon itinerary or Lisbon city tour also known as Lisboa, Portuguesa.

20 Things to do in Lisbon, Portugal Travel Video Transcript:

We feel like we know this city well, so in this Lisbon travel guide we’re going to show you around what we think are some of the best attractions. We only had 3 days in the city this time around, so this Lisbon itinerary will be perfect for any of you visiting on a long weekend escape.

We kicked off our first morning with a ride on Lisbon’s most iconic tram line:#28 bound for panoramic vistas and a hilltop castle. After postcard perfect views looking down over Alfama we went towards the castle, with a little detour offering a bit of street art.

St George Castle is a Moorish castle that looks down over the historic centre and the Tagus River. It’s one of the main tourist landmarks in the city and you get great views of Lisbon.

We circled back to visit the Jeronimos Monastery. Construction of this monastery was ordered by King Manuel, who selected the religious order of Hieronymite monks to occupy the monastery.

Pastéis de nata were created by the monks at the Jerónimos Monastery, and seeing as we were right next door, this was a very logical stop. After browsing at the Sunday Market we walked over to the Santa Justa Elevator, which is the only street lift in Lisbon for public service.

We hope you enjoyed our Lisbon travel guide and found it useful for planning your own trip. If you have any other suggestions of things to do in Lisbon please share those in the comments below.

This is part of our Travel in Portugal video series showcasing Portuguese food, Portuguese culture and Portuguese cuisine.

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